Halton. Halton Region Health Department

Site: Oakville - 1179 Bronte Rd - Woodlands Operation Centre

Service: Emergency Information Vial Program / Wallet Cards

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Record #: OAK4454 Last Full Update: 17 Nov 2014
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameEMS ; Paramedic Services ; Public Health
Former NameEmergency Medical Services
Contact Information
Office Phone3-1-1 or 905-825-6000
Toll Free Phone1-866-442-5866 (1-866-4HALTON)
TDD Phone905-827-9833
Fax905-825-9061
E-Mailaccesshalton@halton.ca
Websitewww.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310&pageId=12569
Social MediaFacebook Facebook, RSS RSS, Twitter Twitter
Primary ContactPaul Lamey, Public Safety Education Coordinator, Paramedic Services
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameHalton. Halton Region Health Department
Legal Status(20) Regional Government
Primary ExecutiveDr Hamidah Meghani, Medical Officer of Health
Alternate ExecutiveGreg Sage, Chief/Director of Paramedic Services
FundingRegional / Municipal
Service Information
DescriptionThe program was developed to provide paramedics with the most up to date pertinent medical information.  
* responders can then assess and apply the most appropriate care and drug treatment as quickly as possible increasing the patient's chances of a more positive outcome 
* in an emergency if you are unable to communicate, with this Vial Program, the paramedics can gather vital medical information that could potentially save a life  
 
The program is easy to follow: 
* a clear plastic vial with a white easy snap cap is marked with a fluorescent orange label with the three universal symbols for 911 (medical, fire & police)  
* complete the Emergency Information form 
Note: Have your doctor, pharmacist, or relative help you complete the form if needed, and make sure it is kept up-to-date 
* place the completed Emergency Information form into the vial and place it in the refrigerator in one of the door shelves 
* the vial contains two additional fluorescent orange labels, one to stick on the front door of your house, and the other to stick on you refrigerator door 
 
As an extension to the vial program, Emergency Information Wallet cards have been developed in the same model as the Emergency Vial Information forms, to provide emergency responders with critical medical information when you are not at home. 
 
These wallet cards can also be placed into clear luggage tags and attached to: 
* a child's car seat  
* school back pack  
* camping gear  
* worn on a lanyard for runners or by participants in other sports like hockey, baseball, golf, tennis 
 
HoursOffice Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas ServedHalton Region
ApplicationVials are available from the Paramedic Services headquarters on Bronte Road between the hours of 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday * or call ahead to arrange pick up  
The Emergency Information Form and the Emergency Information Wallet Card can be printed here from the website.
LanguagesEnglish ; Pictorial instructions
FeesNone
Site Information
Site Locationjust north of the Halton Region Administration Centre
Located In CommunityNorth Oakville
Address & Map
Woodlands Operation Centre
1179 Bronte Rd
Oakville, ON L6M 4G3
 
View MapQuest Map
IntersectionBronte Rd and QEW
Mailing Addressc/o Halton Region EMS
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Additional Service Sites
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesEmergency Medical Information Alert Systems